Mumbai born Zarine Khan had to abandon her studies to support her family financially. She had to work hard during her struggling years, to get modelling assignments.
She made her Bollywood debut with Veer (2010) with co-star Salman Khan. Salman Khan noticed her at Yuvraaj set at Subhash Ghai's film school Whistling Woods. She made headlines to be a look alike of Katrina Kaif.